ORIGINAL HOBO NICKEL SOCIETY, INC.
A Florida Not-For-Profit Corporation
FUN2005  Mail and Floor Bid Auction
to be held at the
Original Hobo Nickel Society Meeting
Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 10 a.m.
Florida United Numismatists, Inc.  ~  January 13-16, 2005
Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316



Mail Bid Sheet


FUN2005 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...11-20 ~ Page...2

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LOT 11

Above Ave (L)/Average

 

Hammer plus 10% Buyer's Fee... Final Price: _____ $66 Mail _____

Bidder Number: ___________

 

Bearded Man Wearing Skullcap

 

Probable Artist: Unknown

Coin: 1913-P T-2 (XF)

 

First Examiner: Alpert

Observations: Nice carved old hobo nickel. Subject has a small simple crude skullcap on top of head. Man has long wavy carved hair, pointed beard, mustache. No ear. Altered eye, nostril, and mouth. Indian抯 braid is still present and lightly enhanced. No collar. Hair extends back to cover the Indian抯 feathers.

 

Second Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: Long scraggly hair and beard, rather well done. Indian抯 braid and ties still visible. Top of head may be a skullcap. Punch used for eye and nostril. Profile altered, as is mouth. Long hair on back of neck cleverly done to mask Indian抯 feathers.

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LOT 12

Above Ave/Average (H)

 

Hammer plus 10% Buyer's Fee... Final Price: _____ $137.50 _____

Bidder Number: ___________

 

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Probable Artist: Unknown

Coin: 1913-P T-1 (VF)

 

First Examiner: Alpert

Observations: Old carved and punched hobo nickel. Tall hat has thin brim and band, and textured dome (punched?). Narrow tall ear. Lightly carved hair beard mustache. Strongly altered profile with large bulbous nose. Eye altered. Double collar with jewel. Nicely dressed field. Nice eye appeal.

 

Second Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: The two most obvious features of this carved figure are the very large nose and ear. Drastically altered profile, eye and mouth. Stippled crown on hat. Hatband with bow well back on band. Well done collar with 搄eweled stickpin at collar. Very light beard, hair, and moustache.

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LOT 13

Average/Below Average

 

Hammer plus 10% Buyer's Fee... Final Price: _____ $66 _____

Bidder Number: ___________

 

Beaded Man Wearing Hat

Probable Artist: Unknown

Coin: 1913-P T-1 (F)

 

First Examiner: Alpert

Observations: Old carved and punched hobo nickel. The drastically altered profile has a large hook nose, smiling mouth, pointy chin, and recessed neck. Awkward small hat with long brim. Zigzag wriggle cuts above hat on Indian抯 head. Awkward narrow neck and collar; braid not removed. No ear. Eye enlarged. Carving exhibits very unusual workmanship.

 

Second Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: A rather amateurish work, possibly by a new carver. Hat (?) is indistinct, with Indian feather still visible. Circular punched hair/beard, etc. Drastically altered profile with hooked nose, indistinct mouth and raised eyeball inside chiseled out area. Crude attempt at collar with Indian braid, etc. still visible.

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LOT 14

Above Average/Average (H)

 

Hammer plus 10% Buyer's Fee... Final Price: _____ $247.50 Mail _____

Bidder Number: ___________

 

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Probable Artist: Unknown

Coin: 1913-D T-2 (VF)

 

First Examiner: Alpert

Observations: Nice early carved and punched hobo nickel. Very nice large tall hat has wrap-around brim, no band, and fine longitudinal lines on the dome. Nice ear. Neatly punched hair, beard, and moustache. Profile unaltered. No collar. Decently dressed neck and field behind the head. Nice overall eye appeal.

 

Second Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: This is probably the highest crowned derby I抳e ever seen on a hobo five cent carving. Radial lines flowing down from top of hat to curved hat brim. Large, deep ear. Nicely punched hair, beard, and mustache. Unaltered profile. Plain neck with no collar, coat, etc.

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LOT 15

Average (H)/Average

 

Hammer plus 10% Buyer's Fee... Final Price: _____ $66 Mail _____

Bidder Number: ___________

 

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Probable Artist: Unknown

Coin: No Date S (AU)

 

First Examiner: Alpert

Observations: Adequate, but not great workmanship. Most of the alterations appear to have been done with a chisel, except for the hair-beard-mustache-eyebrow, possibly formed using a lined punch or chisel. Obverse is lustrous, as if just carved, but this appears to be an early carving. Narrow tall ear; simple collar; altered nose. Liberty removed.

 

Second Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: A lot of chisel work on this piece, especially in the field and neck. Altered profile with rounded nose. Long, extended ear. Hair, beard, moustache, all done with a 搇iner tool, using short strokes.

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LOT 16

Average/Average

 

Hammer plus 10% Buyer's Fee... Final Price: _____ $165 _____

Bidder Number: ___________

 

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Probable Artist: Unknown

Coin: No Date P (VF)

 

First Examiner: Alpert

Observations: Totally carved old hobo nickel. Hat has wide brim, band, and dome all finely lined using a liner tool. Small ear. Lightly carved hair-beard-mustache. Profile unaltered. Double collar, also lined. Dressed field behind head. All features are average quality workmanship.

 

Second Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: Decently carved hat with accent lines in crown, hatband, and brim. Small ear low on head. Hair, beard, moustache all made with a 揹raw technique. Collar and coat relatively well done.

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LOT 17

Average/Average (H)

 

Hammer plus 10% Buyer's Fee... Final Price: _____ $165 _____

Bidder Number: ___________

 

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Probable Artist: Unknown

Coin: No Date P (AG)/(G)

 

First Examiner: Alpert

Observations: Carved and punched hobo nickel. This appears to be a later hobo nickel circa 1950s 1970s based on the worn coin and darkened hair and beard (gouged). Nice hat with thin brim and lined band with bow. Indistinct ear. Profile unaltered. Double collar. Dressed field. Liberty removed. Has nice contrast.

 

Second Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: Heavy (dark) beard, hair, and moustache. Unaltered profile. Ear set well back on head and partially under hat brim. Plain crown on hat, but hat band and bow have accent lines. Field completely dressed behind and in front of figure. Lined area on neck. 揤 collar on coat.

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LOT 18

Average (H)/Average

 

Hammer plus 10% Buyer's Fee... Final Price: _____ $715 _____

Bidder Number: ___________

 

Beardless Man Wearing Derby

 

Probable Artist: Unknown

Coin: 1919-P (F-VF)/(VF)

 

First Examiner: Alpert

Observations: Bold early hobo nickel. Two deep parallel groves form the straight hat brim. Simple band. Decent narrow ear. No hair or beard or collar. Profile is slightly altered tip of nose, mouth, jaw line to ear, neck. Field behind head is dressed, as is the neck.

 

Second Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: A rather appealing carving, unusual because of no hair, beard or mustache. Plain hat with deeply cut hat brim. Altered profile, eye and mouth. Ear nicely formed and jaw line with one thin cut.

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LOT 19

Average/Average

 

Hammer plus 10% Buyer's Fee... Final Price: _____ $66 _____

Bidder Number: ___________

 

Beaded Man Wearing Derby

Probable Artist: Unknown

Coin: 1913-P T-1 (F)

 

First Examiner: Alpert

Observations: Decent old hobo nickel. Hat is simple, with a brim and no band. An interesting unusual pattern is on the hat dome and also forms the hair-beard-mustache; either hand carved or applied using a textured punch. Profile unaltered. No collar. Field behind head and neck are dressed.

 

Second Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: Unusual is that the technique used for the textured hat crown is the same as the artist used for the subject抯 hair, beard and moustache. Unaltered profile, small ear. Plain neck with no collar or coat.

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LOT 20

Average/Average (L)

 

Hammer plus 10% Buyer's Fee... Final Price: _____ $77 _____

Bidder Number: ___________

 

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Probable Artist: Unknown

Coin: No Date P (VG)

 

First Examiner: Alpert

Observations: Carved and punched old hobo nickel Hat high on head and awkward. Thin straight brim; narrow band with bow; dome doesn抰 extend far enough at front. Small simple ear. Lightly carved hair; punched beard, mustache. Altered eye. Profile unchanged. Simple double collar, thin neck. Chisel-dressed field.

 

Second Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: Straight lined hat brim with very thin hat band with fine design. Hat sits very high on head. Fine hair, punched (heavier) beard-mustache. Long neck with chisel marks as well as in field. Altered eye, unaltered profile and mouth. Simple collar.

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